Membership

The Librarians’ Association at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (LAUNC-CH) invites you to participate in this on-campus professional organization. LAUNC-CH was chartered on December 6, 1972 as a non-profit organization whose purpose is:

  • to provide for the professional growth and development of its members
  • to promote effective library service within the academic community
  • foster a spirit of cooperation among members of the library profession.

Membership in LAUNC-CH is open to employees or retirees of the UNC-Chapel Hill Libraries and to faculty and students of the School of Information and Library Science at the following levels:

  1. Full membership in the Association is open to all professional librarians (i.e. holding the Masters in Library and/or Information Science, or comparable educational credentials and job classification, e.g. archivist, information specialist, etc.) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Members have a vote on Association affairs and are eligible to serve on both the Executive Board and on its committees.
  2. Associate membership in the Association is open to all persons employed in libraries at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, but not holding the professional or comparable degree, and to all masters and doctoral students in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Associate Members have no vote on Association affairs and are not eligible to serve on the Executive Board, but are eligible to serve on committees.
  3. Honorary membership in the Association is open to all former members retiring from the professional staffs of the libraries at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Honorary Members have no vote on Association affairs and are not eligible to serve on committees.

Current members may retain their present level of membership by renewing annually. All levels of membership include an advance notice of conferences, meetings, and program events. Memberships are from September to August.

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Retirees are eligible for a free honorary membership.

Download current membership form to join by mail